Group Run Info for February 23

Join us Saturday, February 23, at 8 am at Tennessee Sports Medicine Group (2260 Sutherland Avenue) for our next group run. Suggested route for marathoners is 16 miles; suggested for half marathoners is 8 miles.

Here’s your 16 mile route for this Saturday:

Here’s your 8 mile route for half marathoners for this Saturday:

Rob Jones to Speak at Health and Fitness Expo!

Double amputee marathon runner Rob Jones to speak at Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

U.S. Marines veteran completed 31 marathons in 31 cities in 31 days 

Rob Jones, a U.S. Marines veteran and double amputee who completed his goal of running 31 marathons in 31 cities in 31 days in 2017, will be the featured speaker for the Health & Fitness Expo, part of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon weekend March 30-31.

Jones will share his inspirational stories at the Health & Fitness Expo at the World’s Fair Exhibition Hall at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. The expo, which takes place from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., is a high-energy event featuring fitness, sports, wellness and nutrition exhibitors. The event is free to attend, and open to the public and race participants. Jones’ appearance is sponsored by Prestige Cleaners, Prestige Tuxedo and Eddie Mannis for Mayor.

“Rob Jones’ story is one that will both amaze and inspire everyone who hears it,” Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Race Director Jason Altman said. “His dedication to push himself to excel after such a life-changing injury, paired with his goals of raising funds to support veteran causes, is uplifting – and motivating for each personal challenge and race ahead. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear from a real American hero.”

In 2008, Jones served in Habbaniyah, Iraq, with the U.S. Marines Corps. In 2010, he deployed to the cities of Delaram and Sangin in Afghanistan. While attempting to clear an area believed to contain an improvised explosive device (IED), Jones was wounded in action by a landmine. The traumatic injury resulted in the amputation of both of his legs above the knee.

Jones underwent intensive rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was fitted with prosthetics. He then began rowing, biking and running. He earned a bronze medal in rowing in the Paralympics in 2012 with his rowing partner, Oksana Masters; completed a 5,180-mile bike ride across the United States from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Camp Pendleton, California, in 2014 to raise $126,000 for wounded veterans; and finished his goal of running 31 marathons in 31 cities in 31 days in 2017, raising more than $200,000 for organizations that assist veterans and honor first responders.

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon weekend takes place at World’s Fair Park and will include a post-race festival. In addition to the full marathon, the event also features a half-marathon, two- and four-person relays, 5K and Covenant Kids Run.

The Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, March 30, also is the location for mandatory packet pickup for all race participants. Each participant must bring a photo ID in order to receive bib, timing chip, T-shirt, goody bag and other instructions. There is no Sunday packet pickup.

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon recently was named best marathon in Tennessee by “Runner’s Goal.” For more information and to register for the 2019 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon races, visit

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is a premier event organized by the Knoxville Track Club, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the encouragement of physical well-being through running and walking.

Group Run Info for January 26

Our next group run will meet this Saturday, January 26, at New Balance at 8 am. The good folks at New Balance Knoxville will be offering 20% off of shoes and 30% off of apparel for group run attendees!

Mileage options are 14 miles (marathoners) and 7.5 miles (half marathoners). To preview the suggeted group run routes:
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January 12, 2019 Group Run Information

This Saturday’s group run will meet at the NEW Eddie’s Health Shoppe Downtown at 8 am. Recommended mileage for marathoners is 13 miles and 5 miles for half marathoners. See maps here:

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Store specials this Saturday include:
-33% off non sale/15% off sale on all Millennium products (includes Athlete’s Recovery, BCAAs, Glutamine, ZMK, CRE, etc)
-12.5% off GU and Sports Beans
-33% off Honey Stinger waffles
-ZenEvo protein peanut butter cups $2
-ZenEvo chocolate 30 day bags $18.99, 7 day bags $4.99
-33% off non sale CBD oil, 12.5% off sale CBD
-33% off non sale multi vitamins and greens powders

2019 Marathon Map Posted

Race officials have released the new course map for the 2019 marathon, marathon relay and half marathon events. Courses for the 5K and Covenant Kids Run will be released after the start of the year.

“The new course map is posted on the website for runners anxious to review it,” Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Race Director Jason Altman said. “Most of the changes affect the second half of the marathon route, but we still visit all the scenic, iconic Knoxville neighborhoods that make this race special. Of course, all races this year will enjoy a new finish line in World’s Fair Park with a festive after party on the lawn with music, food trucks, beer and more.”

To view the 2019 marathon map, click here.